A surprising number of The CW's current series share a universe thanks to the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" event that united the network's superhero shows, but Supernatural has stayed stubbornly out of the Arrow-verse even after it revealed its own multiverse. Now, however, some official Legends of Tomorrow images show a Supernatural icon in the mix with several Legends, raising the question: is Supernatural finally joining the Arrow-verse? The answer may not be so simple.
The Legends of Tomorrow episode that is getting supernatural, called "Zari Not Zari," will air March 24. Sara, Constantine, and Charlie will wind up in British Columbia on the search for another piece of the Loom, but the episode description reveals they'll "run into a problem they couldn't have foreseen." Nothing too out of the normal here, right? The Legends often run into problems they didn't see coming. Those problems just don't generally involve the Winchesters' Impala from Supernatural:
Oh, Baby! Dean Winchester's beloved Impala that has carried the Winchester brothers across the country to save people and hunt things will wind up in an upcoming episode of Legends of Tomorrow. This image doesn't beat around the bush and try to sell that this might be the Supernatural Impala. This is definitely the Supernatural Impala.
The license plate and symbols in the trunk leave no room for doubt. There's also the corpse in the trunk, which would never be too surprising to find if the Winchesters are on a case. Another image gives a slightly better look at the corpse, and it's enough to pretty much confirm that Legends didn't kill off Sam or Dean in a time travel misadventure:
The dead guy does seem to be wearing the classic plaid shirt and layers of a Winchester, but I'm guessing Adam isn't coming back to Supernatural's final season just to be killed off on Legends of Tomorrow, and that body doesn't look like Jensen Ackles or Jared Padalecki.
This next picture is what may shoot down a Supernatural/Legends of Tomorrow crossover to establish Supernatural as part of the Arrow-verse:
Short of a "French Mistake"-esque adventure, I'm not sure how this Legends of Tomorrow episode could be adding Supernatural to the Arrow-verse. If anything, this episode could be adding the real world to the Arrow-verse! In case you can't read the sign Sara is holding upside down in the above image, here's what you're missing:
Supernatural Filming In Progress
Should you go beyond this point while filming, you may appear in shot. By passing this point, you forfeit all rights for your likeness to appear within the film, in any and all media, worldwide, and in perpetuity.
Sara, Charlie, and Constantine didn't stumble upon Sam and Dean in the midst of a Supernatural adventure, but rather on where Supernatural was filming a particular episode! Honestly, the twist that this is Supernatural filming combined with the corpse wearing a Winchester-esque ensemble kind of makes me hope that guy in the trunk turns out to be Jensen Ackles' stunt double.
If there are any two shows on The CW that could share actors and have it work despite not sharing a universe, I would pick Legends of Tomorrow and Supernatural. Besides, the end is nigh for Supernatural, so why not go for one bonkers Legends of Tomorrow kinda sorta crossover?
I'm going to go ahead and hope for a Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and/or Misha Collins cameo in this episode of Legends of Tomorrow. As long as it doesn't rule out Jensen Ackles somehow playing Red Hood in the Arrow-verse, I'll be happy!